A journey through modelsf giant insects to discover these fascinating inhabitants of our planet.
Kosmos, the Natural History Museum of the University of Pavia, offers the new exhibition Insetti XXL from Saturday, February 3rd. It is a journey through reproductions of giant insects to discover these fascinating inhabitants of our planet.
Insetti XXL proposes the installation of over 30 large-format 3D models of insects, magnified from 20 to 200 times, some of which reach a height of 2 meters that, without the help of lenses or microscopes, will allow the visitor to appreciate the imaginific shapes and the anatomical structures of these animals. Along with the models, there is also an exhibit on insect sounds and a small overview of the most spectacular insects from the historical collections of the Museum.
The exhibition, is proposed by Le Macchine Effimere of Rome, is curated by Lorenzo Possenti, an artist who has been able to combine scientific interest in nature with a passion for sculpture.
When: 3rd February 2023 – 30th June 2024.
Where: Kosmos – Natural History Museum, Università di Pavia, Piazza Botta 9, Pavia.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm (last entry 5.30pm), closed on Easter and May 1st.
Tickets: Admission: 6 euros. Free: children 0-5 years; UNIPV students; disabled people and a companion; tourist guides, tour leaders, licensed tourist interpreters; teachers accompanying school groups; teacher’s activities related to natural sciences; journalists.